National Youth Orchestra of Wales: Young Composers

Following four successful years, the National Youth Orchestra of Wales will again run the Young Composers programme as part of this summer’s NYOW residency.

Successful applicants will receive tuition in compositional technique, orchestration and analysis, all delivered by Mark.

In addition, composers will have the opportunity to write new music for groups of musicians drawn from within the ranks of the NYOW itself. The young composers will work with Wales’ foremost young musicians to develop and rehearse their music before presenting it in a series of stand-alone performances across Wales.

For more information and to apply click here.

BBC National Orchestra of Wales: Composition Wales

Mark returns to work with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales on the Composition Wales 2017 project. Eight composers have been selected to take part in a series of workshops which began in January and will culminate in a concert in March conducted by B Tommy Andersson. This year the composers were briefed to create a work that could serve as a concert opener or an encore for a BBC National Orchestra of Wales concert. Follow the story on twitter via #CompositionWales

Creative Collective at Tate Exchange

The Creative Collective, a new Trinity Laban project for young artists led by Mark and choreographer Bethan Peters was in residence for a week in February at the Tate Modern as part of the Tate Exchange programme.

Mark mentored Creative Collective artists as they developed ideas for new works inspired by the environment of Tate Modern which will be performed as part of the annual Lewisham Live Festival, and at the Tate Modern.